Comportamientos en salud y exámenes preventivos entre adultos afiliados o no a planes de salud en la región metropolitana de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil, 2003-2010

Translated title of the contribution: Health behaviors and preventive tests in adults with and without health insurance in greater metropolitan belo horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, 2003-2010

Estevão Alves Valle, Juliana Vaz de Melo Mambrini, James Macinko, Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

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Abstract

This study analyzed indicators for health behaviors and use of preventive services in two probabilistic samples of adults, one in 2003 (n = 13,757) and the other in 2010 (n = 12,983), with and without private health insurance in Greater Metropolitan Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. After adjusting for demographic variables, temporal variation, and source of care, there was a reduction in smoking prevalence, similar between individuals with and without private health insurance, from 2003 to 2010. During this same period the prevalence of excessive alcohol intake and sedentary lifestyle increased in both groups; with the same magnitude, there was a decrease in the prevalence of leisure-time physical activity. No changes were observed in the prevalence of blood pressure measurement, but the prevalence of cholesterol testing, mammogram, and Pap smear increased more sharply in individuals without health insurance.

Translated title of the contributionHealth behaviors and preventive tests in adults with and without health insurance in greater metropolitan belo horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, 2003-2010
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere00130815
JournalCadernos de saude publica
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Health behavior
  • Prepaid health plans
  • Preventive health services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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